NWeLearn 2019 has ended
Welcome to NWeLearn 2019! We are excited about his annual event. Here is some housekeeping information to navigate the event:
  • The conference is hosted in the Convention Center, a separate building next to the Riverhouse Hotel. You can walk there from the hotel by taking one of the paths that go under MT Washington Drive or drive directly there.
  • The Convention Center has two levels. Meals and main sessions will be held in the lower level and the breakout sessions will be held in the main or 1st floor.
  • Restrooms are in the 1st Floor across from Cascadia B.
  • The Thursday night, Networking & Hors D’oeuvres, will be held right after the last Thursday breakout session in the main entrance space by the fireplace on the 1st floor.
Feel free to ask any questions, post your experiences in the Slack Community site, nwelearn.slack.com, and upload your pictures to the NWeLearn Conference 2019 Google Photos site.
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Friday, October 18 • 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Building a Community of Learners via Online Discussions (Yes, it is Possible!)

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On the final evaluations for your course, do you see, “the discussions were a waste of time” or “the discussions were awesome, I learned a lot!” In this session, questioning techniques, rubrics, and online tools will be shared for better student discussion engagement and instructor management. A fish-bowl-style dialogue will involve the audience to crowdsource additional tips and strategies.


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Debra Spielmaker

Extension Professor, Utah State University
Debra Spielmaker is a Professor at Utah State University in the School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education. Dr. Spielmaker serves as the Graduate Program Director for the School, and teaches online graduate courses related to educational research and Career and Technical... Read More →
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Amy Spielmaker

Western Oregon University
Amy Spielmaker works in the College of Education at Western Oregon University where she teaches instructional design, develops marketing materials, oversees digital media production, develops and maintains all college websites, and assists faculty with curriculum development and creating... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm PDT
Cascade D Riverhouse on the Deschutes